What is a small piece of luggage I could check and reasonably expect to survive the journey? Looking for brand suggestions as well. [more inside]
In October we're going travelling around western Europe by train for several weeks and I need to buy some kind of luggage. I had thought that a ~35-45 litre backpack would be about right, sizewise and for portability. But I've heard from people with direct experience that pickpockets are a big problem in several of the places we're going and that makes backpacks a bad idea. So what kind of luggage should I use that will be reasonable to carry around but still secure given we're changing locations (and thus hotels) regularly. [more inside]
What is the best way to pack up my skyroll roll-up garment bag? [more inside]
I think I want to pull up stakes and wander around the world for a while. Mefites, advise me, please! (snowflake details follow) [more inside]
The size limit on checked luggage is 62 inches (height+width+depth) for most airlines . Do I need to be concerned about being close to that, assuming the weight is okay and it is not overstuffed? [more inside]
What kind of bag is this? If I had to ask whether a shop had one in stock, what would I ask for? I first thought "messenger bag", but google pics show another style. Maybe a subspecies of the same thing?
I'm looking for a carry-on bag that meets the following criteria: convertible, small enough to carry on a plane legally (US), all black, compression straps of some sort, and no wheels. Lower or reasonably priced options are preferred (~$80 or less is ideal). I'm considering the Rick Steves convertible carry-on, but am open to other options. [more inside]
TravelLogisticFilter: We're planning a trip to Japan in October and need help with the logistics of where to leave our luggage as we get around. [more inside]
Suitcase recommendations. It needs to take a beating. It also needs to have 4 wheels. [more inside]
What type of bag/case should I get for my law clerk job? [more inside]
Which luggage, 26 to 30", has the optimum specifications, starting with being lightweight, stable wheels and handles, up to $200 max, and is durable?
Which luggage, 26 to 30", has the optimum specifications, starting with being lightweight, stable wheels and handles, up to $200 max, and is durable? [more inside]
Trying to buy a rolling carry-on that will reliably fit in overheads and look professional when I take it to work/clients. Right now tempted by Tumi Alpha Continental 20" ($$$) but wonder if TravelPro Walkabout 4 ($) would be just as good. [more inside]
I'm looking for luggage storage in NYC near the american museum of natural history [more inside]
Big, light luggage or alternative? I'll probably move overseas, want to take the max weight in my (checked) bags, hope to have as little weight as possible glommed up by the bags themselves. I'm okay with something not likely to last a long time and cheap is good, though at the risk of stating the obvious, don't want something real vulnerable to tearing on the flight(s) over there. Thanks for any suggestions you can share.
Best luggage for the $$?? Inexperienced (but soon to be experienced) traveler here. I need GOOD luggage. And, of course, I am looking for a good deal... [more inside]
I'm going to Guatemala next semester and I want to bring a hiking backpack instead of a suitcase. What do I need to know about getting it through the airport and plane flight in one piece? [more inside]
Can you recommend a carry-on luggage with wheels that doubles as a garment bag? [more inside]
I'm going to be in Washington DC from late November and most of December, training for a new job. They're putting me up in an extended stay hotel, but it's doubtful that I'll have a car unless I rent one myself for weekends. First time in DC! I've never been away from home for for such a long period; I guess I'll turn off everything in my apartment except the fridge, have a friend pick up mail and help me deal with that kind of stuff, pay bills online. What should (and shouldn't) I take? This comes after a lengthy bout of unemployment, so cash reserves are very very low. How do I get a bunch of stuff there without paying exorbitant airline fees? What else do I need to be thinking about?
I am a teacher who travels to a different school each day of the week (sometimes two). Help me find the perfect folding cart / luggage cart / hand truck system to haul all of my crap around! [more inside]
Four gals going to Vegas for 4 days. Just one wants to check her baggage. How do we/I convince her it's just not necessary and will be a PITA if just one of us is doing this. [more inside]
I'm in need of a new carry-on bag, and don't like rollers (too big/bulky). I'm in love with this Rapha bag, but not so in love with the price tag. Google has come up rather dry. Does anyone know manufacturers/sellers of similarly retro-themed bags?
Stashing Luggage for 8 hours in Seattle? [more inside]
First time flying with my bass guitar. How can we survive the journey? [more inside]
Luggage on a long-haul flight: will I be able to have a really large trolley case, or does it have to be split up? [more inside]
LondonShoppingFilter: I need to pick up a few travel-related bits and bobs during a one-day stopover in London on Saturday, the 20th of August, and I'd love to have it all done within, say, two or three hours. I'd love recommendations for shops which are relatively close together and well-stocked to save time. [more inside]
Need a new carry-on wheeled suitcase [more inside]
[luggage filter] it's time to grow up. and when better than right before a trip! [more inside]
I'm going to live out of a carry-on sized bag and small laptop messenger bag for a year. I have the messenger bag. Help me choose the other. [more inside]
Looking for the perfect TSA-friendly laptop + overnight bag. [more inside]
I've got a 6 hour layover in Las Vegas today. What can I do with my carry-on bag and how can I get to the strip and get a meal relatively cheaply? [more inside]
How dangerous, bedbug-wise, is picking up discarded luggage off the street? [more inside]
I'm a bit of a travel noob, so be gentle :) Flying in February on JetBlue from Syracuse to JFK, then taking a Virgin Atlantic flight to LAX for five days. My problem is that I should arrive at JFK around 7:45am, and my Virgin Atlantic flight is scheduled to leave at 9:05am. How screwed am I if I decide to go with one piece of baggage along with my carryon and laptop bag and hope not to miss the flight. Should I just pack well and go with the carryon?
I will be living out of my 45 liter/2,700 cu. in. backpack for three weeks in a foreign country (Japan). Help me not lose my mind: please share your tips & tricks to stay sane. [more inside]
Friend in India has a craving for a good New York bagel + cream cheese. What's the best way to bring them over from the US in carry-on or check-in luggage to maintain freshness? [more inside]
Where in New York should I buy some luggage? And what kind? [more inside]
We're in the market for new luggage, and we'd like a set of 3 suitcases that will last! Our options are below, and we're limited to Macy's or Bed Bath and Beyond. What's the best brand? What brands have you all had the best luck with? What brands should we stay away from? [more inside]
Can i check my camera at a TV recording studio in NY? [more inside]
Looking for a great travel backpack - your reviews? [more inside]
Tokyo trains: how inconvenient is it to lug luggage on the train/subway system? [more inside]
I'm moving from Istanbul to HCMC, Vietnam in 2 weeks. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get all my stuff there, too? [more inside]
I am travelling to Chicago, and there is a gap of a few hours between when my plane arrives and when I can check into my room. Is there a place where I can store my luggage for a few hours?
Airport Oddity: The Omega Man loses his luggage. [more inside]
For the last two+ months, and until October, I've been living out of a suitcase as I make a move overseas. There are aspects of this transition that are starting to wear on me and I'm looking for cheap/free ways to cope. [more inside]
I need two pieces of luggage for a trip to India/Singapore/Australia:
- A main suitcase that will go in the hold, so weight/size not so important. What features should I be looking out for? I figure wheels are a must, but what sort of wheels?
- A piece of hand baggage (carry-on). Here I'm torn between a rucksack/backpack and a messenger bag. What are the best brands of each, and which should I choose?
We are flying back to Colorado from Washington Reagan (National) Airport [DCA] at 1:55 PM on July 6. We just got into an hour-long White House tour at 11 AM that day. Question: What should we do with our stuff during the tour? [more inside]
Where can I stash my bags in Brooklyn? [more inside]
I'm going to be backpacking around the EU for a couple weeks. I've got my trip all planned out, but I lack one thing: a good backpack! I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a backpack. List of criteria inside: [more inside]
Do International travelers have to pay checked baggage fees for domestic flights within the United States? [more inside]